There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Canberra by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Brisbane  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Canberra (CBR) BNE - CBR

$141 - $345

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  18 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra Gx276

$119 - $188

4 alternative options

Bus to Gold Coast, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Canberra (CBR) OOL - CBR

$148 - $314

Train  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$127 - $183

Bus  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  2. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 361
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 792
  4. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row 782

$146 - $202

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Canberra 739.9 miles

$100 - $160

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Tigerair Australia fly from Brisbane to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brisbane to Canberra via Central Station in around 19 h 22 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney Central Station to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$24 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brisbane to Canberra?

The distance between Brisbane and Canberra is 944 km. The road distance is 1184 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Canberra?

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Canberra is to drive which costs $130 - $210 and takes 13 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brisbane to Canberra?

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Canberra is to fly which takes 4 h 21 min and costs $180 - $460.

Is there a direct train between Brisbane and Canberra?

No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Canberra Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 22 min.

Is there a direct bus between Brisbane and Canberra?

No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row via Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 27 min.

How long does it take to get from Brisbane to Canberra?

It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Brisbane to Canberra, including transfers.